Our Online Workshops 

Nearly every month we host a workshop that brings you the insight, strategies, and best of all the feedback of an experienced, caring writer. These workshops are 100% online, so you can get creative in the comfort of your own home—all you need is Internet access.

The workshop begins at lunchtime on Friday with a thoughtful post from the instructor, along with some prompts. You’ll start writing right away, and on Saturday you can expect an active day of reading and responding to the work of your classmates. It’s fun and communal. On Saturday, you’ll also get a second thinkpiece from the instructor, and by Sunday you’ll have finished and polished your story, all ready to send out to the submissions gristmill.

A wonderful heart

“You are doing so many great things with BG for so many authors. You’re a wonderful heart to have out in this world supporting people who have dreams and visions of doing something that is so difficult. I hope Bending Genres enjoys a long and prosperous future!”

—Connie Malloy

Incredible!

“This BG course was incredible! I was able to write from a place that I haven’t accessed in
a long time. I felt I was tapping into something very fragile that I forgot existed. The
materials and prompts created such a wonderful safe space for writing to bloom. Thank
you for including me—I feel really fortunate to have received this spark.”

—Dennis Sweeney

They Work.

“I have taken several of the Bending Genres workshops now, and I do it for one reason—they work. I feel very excited by the prospect of sinking in to a weekend of writing and learning so much about the craft of flash. I love the variety of teachers (all of whom are experts in the field) and to share my writing and the whole process. I’d say nearly all the stories I’ve written during the workshops have gotten published. Highly recommended.”

—Francine Witte

Gain a Writing Community

“Quite simply, I have produced and published work drafted in these workshops that doesn’t happen without them. And the best part is that I’ve gained a writing community from the Bending Genres workshops.”

—Rogan Kelly

Our Current Classes

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Surpassed my Expectations!

“Alina’s prose poetry workshop surpassed my expectations! I feel as though I were given a semester’s worth of in-depth instruction and several fabulous prompts I can use in the future. Alina’s style of teaching is both motivating and inspiring and her feedback excellent and encouraging. A great experience!”

—Kathy Fish

Extraordinary on So Many Levels

“Without question, this was one of the most fulfilling instructional courses I’ve ever taken. Alina Stefanescu was extraordinary on so many levels. Her materials were dense, varied, clear and thought-provoking.  She came at the craft in unusual ways that were invigorating and that at once opened up my creativity, unlocking ideas and phrasings that were fresh and new to me. As wonderful as all that was, Alina was so generous with her feedback on each and every piece, highlighting what worked and offering ideas to consider if I wanted to take the piece in a different direction. Bending Genres nails it time and time again with their workshops, and Alina’s took it to a screaming next level.”

—Len Kuntz

They Work.

“I have taken several of the Bending Genres workshops now, and I do it for one reason—they work. I feel very excited by the prospect of sinking in to a weekend of writing and learning so much about the craft of flash. I love the variety of teachers (all of whom are experts in the field) and to share my writing and the whole process. I’d say nearly all the stories I’ve written during the workshops have gotten published. Highly recommended.”

—Francine Witte

Gain a Writing Community

“Quite simply, I have produced and published work drafted in these workshops that doesn’t happen without them. And the best part is that I’ve gained a writing community from the Bending Genres workshops.”

—Rogan Kelly

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